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Sunday, 30 March 2014

9 ways to get better looking make-up today; Clever make-up tips and tricks

Make-up routine feeling a little tired? You don't have to completely overhaul your make-up bag to update your look. Want to put a little pizazz back into your daily make-up then switch up your techniques. Get more from your beauty stash with these clever little tips and tricks to get better looking make-up today. 

Perk up cheeks
Breathe life back into fatigued skin and mix up your cheek products. Mix together your blush and highlighter to add a subtle sheen back to your complexion. Sweep across cheekbones for an instant boost of radiance.

Try coloured eyeliner
Always reach for the black eyeliner? You could actually be making your eyes appear smaller. Switch your eyeliner for a deep olive, plum or brown for more flattering results. The finish is much softer and can make your eyes appear larger.

Perfect your brows
Use a pencil and a brow powder to perfectly define your arches. Start by creating your brow shape using a pencil, then use an angled brush and brow powder to fill in sparse areas. The two products together the perfect combination of precise yet natural.

Fix mistakes
Slipped with the mascara wand or eyeliner? Use a primer and cotton bud to gently wipe away mistakes. The primer will act as a base making it easier to reapply make-up over the top.

Plump up lashes
Boost lash volume without the need for volumising mascara. Sprinkle some loose powder gently over lashes before applying your regular mascara. The powder combined with the mascara thickens lashes instantly.

Instant eye life
Sweep concealer or a matte pale pink eye shadow stick under your brow bone arch. Blend until the shade is undetectable. The subtle sweep of highlight acts as an instant eye lift.

Apply foundation downwards
Always apply your foundation in downward strokes. Many of us have soft fine hairs on our faces; Apply foundation upwards and it can cause hairs to stick up resulting in a 'peach fuzz' finish. Downward strokes give a much more flawless look.

Heat up your lash curler
Blast your hair dryer over your eyelash curlers to gently heat them up. The added heat works the same way as your curling wand, it'll help your lashes to stay curled all day long.

Expertly conceal
Avoid cakey concealer and apply using a brush, rather than straight from the tube. Use an eyeliner brush to carefully apply concealer just to any blemishes. Gently blend away any edges with a fluffy eye shadow brush. The results will be much more natural.

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